Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp lies on the border of the Udzungwa Mountains Nationwide Park, Southern Tanzania.
These forested mountains type a part of the Japanese Arc Mountain Vary that are often called the ‘Galapagos of Africa‘ owing to their excessive diploma of endemism – they cowl lower than 2% of the land space however embody extra then 50% of the nation’s plant and animal species. Over 300 endemic animals and over 800 endemic vegetation have been discovered within the Japanese Arc.
The Udzungwas type one one in every of Africa’s most exceptional biodiversity hotspots and strolling them is a memorable expertise. The habitats contained throughout the nationwide park embody tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe.
Animals discovered within the Udzungwa Mountains Nationwide Park
The Udzungwa Mountains are a primate hotspot with 5 Tanzanian endemics to be discovered;
- the newly found Highland Mangeby (present in Ndundulu Forest),
- the Sanje Crested Mangeby,
- the Iringa Crimson Colobus,
- the Matundu Dwarf Galago and
- the Mountain Dwarf Galago.
Different primates embody the Vervet Monkey, Sykes Monkey, Black and White Colobus, Yellow Baboon, Grant’s Galago, Small-eared Galago, and higher Galago.
Different mammal species are headed by the not too long ago rediscovered Lowe’s Servaline Genet, which was photographed for the primary time within the Udzungwa Mountains Nationwide Park. It was beforehand seen some 70 years in the past and proof was restricted to a single pores and skin.
Different mammal species to be discovered within the Udzungwa Mountains embody: Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Bushbuck, Sable, Higher Kudu, Harvey’s Crimson Duiker, Bush Duiker, Palm Civets, Miombo Genets, Hyena, Solar Squirrels, Climbing Mice, Spiny Mice, Pouched Rats, Elephants Shrews, Shrews and Hippo.
The Udzungwa Mountains Nationwide Park is among the many prime ten areas for hen conservation in Africa (IBA) with over 250 hen species. The Udzungwa Mountains are additionally house to a number of Tanzanian endemic birds together with Rufous Winged Sunbird and the Udzungwa Partridge.
Inside the Udzungwa Mountains Nationwide Park there’s additionally an enormous and numerous vary of endemic butterflies, amphibians and reptiles together with the Pygmy Bearded Chameleon.
And, after all, the improbable tree frog! 🙂
E book to remain at Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp
Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp gives lodging with a restaurant, a bar, a backyard, and barbecue amenities.